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PET industry group updates resin life cycle analysis

Published: November 11, 2020
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A large pile of PET bottles for recycling.

A life-cycle analysis found that using recycled PET resin in place of virgin resin can lead to a 40% reduction in process and transportation energy. | GenViewFinder/Shutterstock

The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) says using recycled PET offers a 60% greenhouse gas reduction over virgin material, one of several recent findings the group added to its PET environmental impact resources.

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CarbonLite starts pelletizing material from caps and labels

Published: October 21, 2020
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CarbonLite's Reading, Pa. facility exterior at night.

CarbonLite’s 270,000-square-foot Reading, Pa. facility will eventually have the annual capacity to process 140 million pounds of post-consumer PET. | Courtesy of CarbonLite.

A major PET reclaimer has entered the polyolefins recycling business. The company also recently began production at a large facility in Pennsylvania.

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Brand owner demand drives PET recycler’s expansion

Published: September 22, 2020
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PolyQuest is adding a post-consumer PET processing line at its Darlington, S.C. recycling plant.

PolyQuest is adding a post-consumer PET processing line at its Darlington, S.C. recycling plant. | Photo courtesy PolyQuest

PolyQuest is adding 25 million pounds per year of processing capacity to its South Carolina pelletizing operation. Growth in customer RPET demand led to the investment. Continue Reading

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California to help PET reclaimer expand capacity

Published: September 22, 2020
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Global Plastics, Inc. (GPI) received a loan from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle). | ESB Professional/Shutterstock

A PET processor will use a $2 million low-interest loan from California’s recycling agency to buy sheet extrusion line equipment and refinance onerous debt.

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WM offers a snapshot of today’s reclaimer market

Published: September 10, 2020
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Baled plastics for recycling.

Waste Management issued its September 2020 “Report on Recycling” to identify gaps in U.S. plastics recycling infrastructure, among other goals. | Natallia Boroda/Shutterstock

A recent report from the nation’s largest waste and recycling hauler reviews the current state of reclamation capacity for PET, HDPE and PP in the U.S.

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